Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Faculty Opportunities

Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship brings leading scholars in Latin American and Caribbean Studies to Brown University to teach and conduct research. Visiting Professors are based at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Cogut Professors teach one undergraduate course on Latin America per semester, advise undergraduate and graduate student theses, and give presentations on campus through CLACS or affiliated units. The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship provides a salary, an optional medical insurance package, a modest research fund, and administrative assistance. Appointments are possible for one or two semesters. The deadline is October 15, 2016.

CLACS invites applications from groups of affiliated graduate students and faculty to form interdisciplinary country- or region-focused reading/writing groups in the academic year 2016-17. The purpose is to enhance learning about the country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives.

India Initiative Faculty Research or Language Training

Applications will be considered from Brown regular faculty from any field to support research on modern India or accelerated language training that is relevant to India. Proposals will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed research or training and the potential for the activity to lead to a long-term successful program of research on modern India. Special consideration will be given to applications from junior faculty, especially those for whom India is a new area of research.

Watson Collaborative Research Grants

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs invites Brown University faculty and researchers to submit proposals to support research projects and initiatives aimed at answering important scholarly or policy questions and building stronger ties between the Institute and other departments and centers at Brown. As one of the country’s leading centers for international and public affairs, the Watson Institute focuses on addressing the world’s great challenges in the realms of development, governance, and security in ways that are academically rigorous and promote a more just and peaceful world. In order to fulfill this mission, the Institute seeks to partner with and build on the existing strengths of individual faculty and programs across the University. The insitute is especially interested in proposals that bridge academic disciplines and that seek to shape policy debates both in the United States and abroad.

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professorship in modern Iranian Studies

Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant/Associate Professorship in modern Iranian Studies (post 1800). The position is open to all disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. This is a one-year position with a strong possibility of renewal for a second year. We especially welcome candidates who thrive in an interdisciplinary environment, whose work is informed by comparative and global perspectives, and who have experience teaching and supervising undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach three classes a year and is expected to actively cultivate broad interest in Iranian Studies at Brown and to contribute to the intellectual life of the university. Additional funding for programming and research expenses will be considered.